The Valet

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The Valet ★★½ La Doublure 2006 (PG-13)

Venal tycoon Pierre Levasseur (Auteuil) is in big trouble when a paparazzo takes a photo of him and supermodel mistress Elena (Taglioni). Seems Pierre's wife Christine (Scott Thomas) owns the majority share of company stock and he can't afford a divorce. Ah, but valet Francois (Elmaleh) was also in the picture, so Pierre pays him (and Elena) to pretend that they are a couple. Francois wants the money to help out true (if oblivious) love Emilie (Ledoyen) but the complications increase in Veber's amusing bedroom farce. French with subtitles. 85m/C DVD . FR Daniel Auteuil, Kristin Scott Thomas, Virginie Ledoyen, Richard Berry, Gad Elmaleh, Alice Taglioni, Dany Boon; D: Francis Veber; W: Francis Veber; C: Robert Fraisse; M: Alexandre Desplat.